AG Barr presses ahead with new manufacturing site

AG Barr is to move into a new £41m Milton Keynes manufacturing and logistics site next year

AG Barr Gazeley executives

The project will create 100 jobs in the area and will be completed in February, with the site fully operation in the summer of 2013. A canning line and warehousing infrastructure will be implemented in the facility.

The 265,000 sq ft site was visited by executives from AG Barr and the project’s developers Gazely. The group, included Gazeley directors, Nigel Godfrey and Alex Verbeek (pictured second left), and AG Barr operations director, Andrew Memmott (second right), and head of financial planning, Peter Waddell (right). They were joined by members of the local Council for a site tour of the new development at Magna Park Milton Keynes.

Memmott said: “We are very pleased to see that construction is underway of our new £41m manufacturing and logistics facility here at Magna Park and today’s site visit has allowed us to formally mark the occasion.

“Working with Gazeley allows us to benefit from the team’s expertise in delivering a large complex facility in tight timescales which we are confident will match our needs. When fully utilised this facility will employ approximately 100 people from the local area. The investment we are making in Magna Park is a sign of our confidence in our future development plans and our commitment to the Milton Keynes area.”

AG Barr is the manufacturer behind drinks including Irn-Bru, Rubicon and Tizer.